In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1espuela feminineon the spur of the moment — sin pensarlo
- it was a spur-of-the-moment decision — fue una decisión del momento
- to win / gain one's spurs — demostrar su (/ mi etc. ) valía
- Any player averaging a hat-trick per game over an entire season is clearly not lacking talent, but Ross claims that enthusiasm is his main spur.
- Everyone knows that competition can be both healthy (acting as a spur to progress) or negative, which is hurtful as well as wasteful.
- Their continuing presence is a spur to violence.
- For example, proximity to one's home and community may act as a spur to some to fight harder.
- Another spur to expeditions from the 1790s was the desire of British Protestant churches to evangelize overseas.
- The conservationist-author points out that the urge to find, dam, and channel water is one of the earliest spurs to technological advance.
- Inequality is natural, inevitable and may even be a good thing - a spur to ambition, competition and achievement.
- Perhaps genius - even the illusion of genius - is a spur that throws us forward.
- Anger can be channeled as a spur to action rather than being destructive. But Mars at its best is purposeful, an achiever and self-starter, and a force to be reckoned with.
- Her experience on the show acted as a spur to her ambition and she flew to California with £750 in her pocket.
- For those of our readers who specialize in this subject, this should serve both as an expert review and a spur to fresh thinking.
- Robert Koch was getting a great deal of attention throughout Europe for his discoveries and the French versus German rivalry that occurred provided a great spur to medical advances.
- Openness to trade acts as a spur to efficiency, innovation, and international competitiveness generally.
- That will give a spur to additional investment and, therefore, to additional productivity.
- It provides a lot of very smart and/or politically important people with a spur to help the campaign as much as possible.
- To some extent, this has undoubtedly acted as a spur to research, but I believe that it distorts more than it reveals, and that all ultimately lose by the process.
- They have been cited as a spur to a recovery in business confidence, though the evidence of this is not clear-cut and, in the case of Japan, flatly contradictory.
- For those not yet at the repayment date this could be a spur to reconsider their mortgages.
- ‘I hope this report is not put back on a shelf but acts as a spur to provide treatment facilities and resources to tackle the issue,’ he said.
- Hilbert's problems were a spur to some of the most productive mathematical research of the 20th century.
1.2(stimulus)acicate masculineaguijón masculinedriven by the spur of ambition/passion — acicateado / aguijoneado por la ambición/pasión
- Their well-feathered shanks had razor sharp spurs protruding ominously, and the feet were also covered in dense, thick feathers to protect the skin from the brutal cold.
2.1Geographyespolón masculineramal masculine
- The terrain between the spur of the mountain range and the sea is flat and thickly forested.
- It took them a week to reach the eastern spur of the Waiongona Gorge, near the present Mountain House, the last camp before the summit attempt.
- This is a very pleasant descent down a tributary valley with the distinctive spur known as the Tongue prominent on the opposite side of the stream.
- Built on a wooded spur above the town, the chapel is visible from almost six miles (ten kilometers) away.
- The hilltop spur has stunning views across the Severn valley.
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- However, planners were reluctant to commit to having a rail spur open by late 2010.
- The work will also include a spur road into the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
- At the airport, a system of rail spurs would connect aviation-related businesses, warehouses and cargo storage areas.
- The main spine would run between the existing and heavily-used west coast and east coast lines, with spurs to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.
- Scores of business premises will be bulldozed to make way for the final section of the northern spur of Sheffield's inner ring road.
2(urge on)(team/person) estimular(team/person) alentarthis should spur them to greater efforts — esto debería estimularlos / alentarlos a esforzarse más
- spurred by dreams of wealth — aguijoneado / acicateado por sueños de riqueza
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